Saturday, January 04, 2014

"Corrective Rape" in South Africa

Corrective rape is a hate crime wielded to convert lesbians to heterosexuality – an attempt to 'cure' them of being gay. The term was coined in South Africa in the early 2000s when charity workers first noticed an influx of such attacks. But despite recognition and international coverage, corrective rape in the region is escalating in severity, according to Clare Carter, the photographer behind these images [see link]. This is amid a backdrop of parts of the country "becoming more homophobic", as one recent victim asserts.


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